November 9, 2010

Review: The Distant Hours by Kate Morton



A long lost letter arrives in the post and Edie Burchill finds herself on a journey to Milderhurst Castle, a great but moldering old house, where the Blythe spinsters live and where her mother was billeted 50 years before as a 13 year old child during WW II. The elder Blythe sisters are twins and have spent most of their lives looking after the third and youngest sister, Juniper, who hasn’t been the same since her fiance jilted her in 1941. 

Inside the decaying castle, Edie begins to unravel her mother’s past. But there are other secrets hidden in the stones of Milderhurst, and Edie is about to learn more than she expected. The truth of what happened in ‘the distant hours’ of the past has been waiting a long time for someone to find it. 

Morton once again enthralls readers with an atmospheric story featuring unforgettable characters beset by love and circumstance and haunted by memory, that reminds us of the rich power of storytelling.
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Once in a while you come across a book that imprints itself in your mind and touches you in so many ways.  That's what happened when I read The Distant Hours.  I adore this book and have it on my "to read again" shelf.  I give it five stars. 

Simon & Schuster Adult Publishing Group
November 9, 2010
576 pages
$26.00 US

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Disclosure:  I received a copy of this book for free.  All opinions expressed are 100% mine.  If you make a purchase using my Amazon or Barnes and Noble link, I will receive a small portion of the purchase price.



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23 comments:

carolsnotebook said...

Glad to see you loved this one. I have it sitting on my shelf. I can't wait to get to it.

Colleen Turner said...

I loved her book The Forgotten Garden and cannot wait to read this book! She is just so talented.
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PoCoKat said...

Her first two books were so good! Cannot wait to read this one!!!

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Eileen said...

This is a book I have been excited about since I read the early previews.

Eileen
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Jonita said...

I love the cover of this one- mysterious and brooding. Great review!

Janelle said...

Would love to read this one, now more than ever knowing you give it 5 stars!
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Anonymous said...

This sounds like an interesting read.
Sheila
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debbie said...

I would love to read this, it sounds really good.

Gloria Walshver said...

Can't wait to read her book.
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Gloria Walshver said...

Can't believe it won 5 stars it's an initiative to read the book.

Gloria Walshver said...

When i read a good book and enjoy it immensely it takes away my worries.
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Gloria Walshver said...

I've learned that reading books or newspapers make the person what they are.
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Gloria Walshver said...

Interesting title for the book.

Gloria Walshver said...

Reading books is a great passtime for me,since I'm a lover of them, I predict that after I read Distant Hours I'll be greatly satisfied.
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Gloria Walshver said...

Reading books is the greatest gift you can give to yourself.
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nfmgirl said...

Isn't it great when a book affects you like that? I'm glad that you liked it so much!

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Gloria Walshver said...

I like to read a nice juicy mystery where nobody bothers me.
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tallcapp said...

I am not familiar with the author, but since you gave it 5 stars I would be very interested in reading this book.

Laura H. said...

This looks like a GREAT book and after your "endorsement" I'm more than convinced! If I don't win it here, it's going right on my wish list.

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Gloria Walshver said...

If I was a book reviewer I would say this book has great potential to be a great best seller.
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FDP 4 Life said...

sounds like a great book
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Birdhouse Books said...

Great review - makes me want to read the book!

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thatlittlehouse said...

I'm always looking for books that as you said so well, imprints itself on your mind. I've seen a lot of good reviews of Kate Morton, and would love to read this.

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